Saturday, March 8, 2014
Kirk Cameron: YouTube and Facebook Blocked my Trailer
ABC News (NY)--By Michael Rothman
Kirk Cameron can’t be stopped–by Facebook or by YouTube.
The former “Growing Pains” star, 42, posted a plea on his Facebook page last night after the social media giant had blocked him from posting any links to his new movie “Unstoppable.”
“Calling all friends of Faith, Family, and Freedom!” Cameron said. ”Facebook has officially ‘blocked’ me and you (and everyone else) from posting any link to my new movie at UnstoppableTheMovieDOTcom.”
More than 250,000 fans have stepped up and shared Kirk’s post, following his request to encourage Facebook to unblock the movie.
And it worked, with Facebook reversing the ban. YouTube also blocked the trailer for some time, but has since put it back up.
In Cameron’s message, he said the content of the film had been deemed “abusive, unsafe and spammy.”
The trailer focuses on why God allows bad things to happen to good people.
Even though there doesn’t seem to be anything that would warrant a block, there are images of people running from a masked man, who at one point holds a rock over his head, possibly to hit someone.
“Unstoppable” is a one-night, live event set for 8 p.m. EST on Sept. 24. Tickets became available today.
A rep for YouTube did not immediately responded to request for comment.
For a link to the ABC News story and the trailer click bewlo:
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